Color Ramp Widget

Color Ramps enables the user to specify a range of colors based on color stops. Color stops are similar to a mark indicating where exactly the chosen color should be. The interval from each of the stops, added to the ramp, is a result of the color interpolation and chosen interpolation method.

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Color ramp.

Controls

Add +
Clicking on this button will add a stop to your custom weight paint map. The stops are added from the last selected stop to the next one, from left to right and they will be placed in the middle of both stops.
Delete -
Deletes the selected color stop from the list.
Submenu v

Contains more operators for the color ramp.

Flip Color Ramp
Flips the gradient, inverting the values of the custom weight paint range.
Distribute Stops from Left
Distribute the stops so that every step has the same space to the right. This is mostly useful when used with Constant interpolation mode.
Distribute Stops Evenly
Space between all neighboring stops becomes equal.
Eyedropper
Pick a color from the interface to be used in the color ramp.
Reset Color Ramp
Resets the color ramp to its default state.
Color Mode

Selection of the color space used for interpolation.

RGB
Blends color by mixing each color channel and combining.
HSV/HSL
Blends colors by first converting to HSV or HSL, mixing, then combining again. This has the advantage of maintaining saturation between different hues, where RGB would de-saturate, this allows for a richer gradient.
Interpolation Options

Enables the user to choose the types of calculations for the color interpolation for each color stop.

RGB
B-Spline
Uses a B-Spline Interpolation for the color stops.
Cardinal
Uses a Cardinal Interpolation for the color stops.
Linear
Uses a Linear Interpolation for the color stops.
Ease
Uses an Ease Interpolation for the color stops.
Constant
Uses a Constant Interpolation for the color stops.
HSV and HSL
Clockwise
Clockwise interpolation around the HSV/HSL wheel.
Counter-Clockwise
Counterclockwise around the HSV/HSL wheel.
Near
Nearest route around the wheel.
Far
Furthest route around the wheel.
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HSV and HSL interpolation options.

Active Color Stop
Index of the active color stop (shown as a dashed line). Allows you to change the active color when colors may be too close to easily select with the cursor.
Position
This slider controls the positioning of the selected color stop in the range.
Color
Opens a color picker for the user to specify color and Alpha for the selected color stop. When a color is using Alpha, the Color button is then divided in two, with the left side showing the base color and the right side showing the color with the alpha value.

Shortcuts

  • LMB (drag) moves colors.
  • Ctrl-LMB (click) adds a new control point.